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Taster talk: Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser in ‘The Royal Academicians in General Assembly’

International Women's Day 2020: women with influence


Thursday 5 March 2020
2 — 2.15pm

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Henry Singleton, The Royal Academicians in General Assembly (detail), 1795.

Oil on canvas. 1981 x 2590 mm.

Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.

Join us to discuss Henry Singleton’s group portrait The Royal Academicians in General Assembly to learn more about the painters Angelica Kauffman RA and Mary Moser RA.

Kauffman and Moser became founder members of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768 – the highest possible accolade for artists at the time.

Such was the fame of Kauffman that the Danish Ambassador at the time remarked that “the whole world is Angelicamad,” while Moser was so beloved by the Royal Family that they commissioned her to paint an entire room at Frogmore House.

And yet, in spite of their achievements, Singleton painted these two women at the very back of the assembled artists in his group portrait The Royal Academicians in General Assembly..

Join us as we look at both women’s achievements and influence on the following generations of artists.

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Thursday 5 March 2020

2 — 2.15pm

The Collections Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens

Free, no booking required